Tom Dodson

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Responsibilities

  • Subject Areas:
    • Communication 
    • Computer Science 
    • Creative Writing 
    • Digital Cinema 
    • Native American Studies 

Contact Information

Library Committees

  • Web & Discovery, Chair
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Faculty Development
  • Programming & Outreach
  • Collection Development Team

Campus Committees

  • Faculty Development
  • Academic Policies

Regional Committees

  • Online Northwest
  • Orbis Cascade Alliance, eBook Group

Publications

Edited Volumes

  • 2015. Best Indie Lit New England, Vol. 2: 2012–2014. Somerville, MA: Black Key Press.
  • 2013. Best Indie Lit New England, Vol. 1: 2010–2012. Somerville, MA: Black Key Press.

Essays & Scholarly Writing

  • Forthcoming. [Review of the book Climate Change in Popular Culture: A Warming World in the American Imagination by James Craig Holte. Choice.]
  • 2022. [Review of the book Climate Lyricism by Min Hyoung Song.] Choice 60(3).
  • 2022. [Review of the book Genre and Extravagance in the Novel by Jed Rasula.] Choice 60(1).
  • 2022. [Review of the book Refuse To Be Done by Matt Bell.] Choice 59(12).
  • 2022. "Rethinking the Craft of Fiction Writing: Resources on Teaching and Learning Creative Writing." Choice 59(6). (Expanded manuscript version available at thomasadodson.com).
  • 2017. “Structure, Perspective, Editing: A Writer’s Favorite Books on Craft.” The Review Review, January 30.
  • 2017. “From the Library to Las Vegas: The Role of Research in the Writing Process.” Tishman Review 3(1):123–126.
  • 2013. “The Poetics of Presence.” Printer’s Devil Review 3(1): 62–71.
  • 2003. The Politics of Impossibility: A Socio-symbolic Analysis of Society, Identification, and Ideology. Master’s Thesis, Ohio State University.

Selected Presentations

  • 2022. EPUB 3.0 & accessibility. Presented online May 24, 2022 at Code4Lib 2022.
  • 2022. Ebooks & accessibilty. Presented online March 25, 2022 at the 2022 Online Northwest conference.
  • 2022. Dodson, T. & Gabriel, H. Defending Your Rights: Author Agreements & Open Access. Presented online March 25, 2022 at the 2022 Online Northwest conference.
  • 2015. An Introduction to Responsive HTML Email. Oral presentation at NERD Summit, University of Massachusetts, MA.
  • 2013. DIY E-Books. Oral presentation at Harvard University, MA.

Creative Work

Short Stories

Digital Projects

Interviews

Professional Memberships

  • American Library Association
  • Association of College & Research Libraries
  • Association of Writers & Writing Programs

Education

  • MFA, Iowa Writers’ Workshop, 2020
  • MLIS, Kent State University, 2008
  • MA, Comparative Studies, The Ohio State University, 2003
  • BA, English, Missouri State University, 1999

Honors & Awards

  • Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize, Missouri Review, 2020
  • Iowa Arts Fellowship, 2018
  • Finalist, Hamlin Garland Award for the Short Story, 2020
  • Finalist Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers, September/October 2017
  • Richard Bjornson Graduate Essay Award, 2002
  • OSU University Fellowship, 2001

Experience

  • Instructor, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, developed and taught "Writing Fiction," Winter 2022.
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Creative Writing, University of Iowa, 2020
  • Editorial Assistant, Iowa Review, 2019–2020
  • Web Developer & Designer, Harvard Library, 2013–2017
  • Program Coordinator, Office for Scholarly Communication, Harvard University, 2008–2013
  • Reference Librarian, Tisch Library, Tufts University, 2008–2013